The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Clustering in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Clustering over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Clustering
England / North East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 70 53
Rank change year-on-year -15 -17  
Contract jobs citing Clustering 1 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.14% 0.23% 1.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.71% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 6
Median daily rate - £295 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £37.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year -32.43% -6.32%  

Clustering is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 245 282 206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 33.84% 32.30% 31.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 202 100
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 10
Median hourly rate £10.79 £18.00 £11.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.05% +57.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.63 £12.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £37.50 £26.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

Clustering
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing Clustering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Clustering in the North East

Clustering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Clustering in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Clustering in the North East

Clustering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Clustering in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Clustering in the North East

Clustering
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Clustering within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -11 1 - -
Clustering
England

Clustering
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Clustering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Clustering.

1 7 (58.33%) Unix
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
1 7 (58.33%) Citrix
2 6 (50.00%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 5 (41.67%) High Availability
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (41.67%) Veritas
3 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
4 4 (33.33%) WebLogic
4 4 (33.33%) J2EE
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle
4 4 (33.33%) JBoss
4 4 (33.33%) Solaris
4 4 (33.33%) Apache
4 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
4 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 4 (33.33%) iPlanet
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Sun
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
4 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) F5
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering

Clustering
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) Apache
1 4 (33.33%) iPlanet
1 4 (33.33%) JBoss
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
1 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 4 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (8.33%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Firewall
1 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) Skype
3 2 (16.67%) LAN
3 2 (16.67%) PBX
3 2 (16.67%) VPN
3 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Unix Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) AIX Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Solaris Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Manager
3 1 (8.33%) HPUX Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Project Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
3 1 (8.33%) SQL DBA
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (25.00%) Tandem
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
1 7 (58.33%) Unix
2 5 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (33.33%) Solaris
4 3 (25.00%) AIX
4 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) HPUX
6 1 (8.33%) SUSE
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) High Availability
2 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 3 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Change Control
5 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) Procure-to-Pay
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (41.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (8.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Citrix
2 6 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) Veritas
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco
4 4 (33.33%) F5
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle
4 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 4 (33.33%) Sun
5 3 (25.00%) HP
6 2 (16.67%) Mitel
7 1 (8.33%) PlateSpin